Boughey Distribution’s profit took a hit after it ran out of warehousing space and was forced to outsource some of its storage operation last summer. While the food division of the NWF Group’s turnover increased 2.7% to £19.3m for the half year ended 30 November 2015 (2014: £18.8m), the extra costs its storage issue incurred “more than offset” this rise. The additional costs came from the transportation required to move the overflow consignments to and from alternative storage locations. In […]
Growth in haulage rates slowed almost to a halt in the first three months of the year, according to the latest figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS). Average haulage rates grew by just 0.1% against a 2005 baseline in the first quarter of 2013, down from 0.2% during the final quarter of 2012, the latest Services Producer Price Index from the ONS has revealed.
Lancashire courier Sameday was given the opportunity to share concerns about road repairs and business finance with chancellor George Osborne last week.